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Adams County Foundation
The purpose of the Adams County Foundation is to support and strengthen programs and activities that improve the health, welfare, mobility and independence of Adams County Citizens. The foundation is also charged with promoting the arts and addressing other quality of life indicators. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization with a board of directors which meets monthly. The board is appointed by the Adams County Board of Commissioners. Contact Rebecca Zamora, 720.523.6991, for more information.
Adams County Liquor And Marijuana Licensing Authority
The Liquor and Marijuana Licensing Authority accepts applications, conducts investigations, and grants, renews, suspends, and revokes liquor licenses. The Authority regulates the liquor licensing process for beer, malt, vinous, and spirituous and the marijuana licensing process for marijuana within the unincorporated areas of Adams County. Contact Erica Hannah, 720.523.6100, for more information.
Adams County Visual Arts
The Adams County Visual Arts Commission mission includes promotion of public art, cultural, historical and scientific activities in Adams County. The Commission makes recommendations to the Board of Commissioners regarding public art and events. Contact Gabe Rodriguez, 720.523.6846, for more information.
Board of Adjustment
The Board of Adjustment is a statutorily created independent board that hears requests for variances from the Adams County Development Standards and appeals of administrative zoning decisions. Decisions of the Board of Adjustment are subject to judicial review by the Adams County District Court. Contact Erica Hannah, 720.523.6100, for more information.
Board Of Fire Code Appeals
The function of the five-member Board of Fire Code Appeals is to interpret the provisions of the International Fire Code in instances where it is alleged that the code has been incorrectly interpreted, provisions of the code do not fully apply, or an equivalent method of protection or safety is proposed. Members must be qualified by experience and training to pass on matters pertaining to hazards of fire, explosion, hazardous conditions, or fire protection systems. Contact the County Attorney's Office, 720.523.6116, for more information. Contact Justin Blair, 720.523.6843, for more information.
Building Code Board Of Appeals
The function of the five-member Building Code Board of Appeals is to interpret the County’s building codes in instances where it is alleged that the true intent of the code has been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of the code do not fully apply, or the requirements of the code are adequately satisfied by other means. The Board has no authority to waive the provisions of the code. Members must be qualified by experience and training to pass on matters pertaining to building construction and property maintenance. Contact Justin Blair, 720.523.6843, for more information.
Citizen Review Panel
The Citizen Review Panel provides a conflict resolution process to address formal complaints by any person who is the subject of an investigation of a report of child abuse or neglect. This process provides a forum for grievances concerning the conduct of county personnel in performing their statutory duties under the Children’s Code that cannot be resolved between the client and the Human Services Department. Contact Jenny B. Thompson, 720.523.4260, for more information.
Colorado Air And Space Port Advisory Board
The Colorado Air and Space Port Advisory Board was established by the Adams County Board of Commissioners (BoCC) to encourage community involvement by individuals with relevant expertise to make recommendations to the BoCC regarding the attraction, recruitment, retention, and infrastructure needs of the Colorado Air and Space Port. Contact Jeri Coin, 303.261.9103, for more information.
Community Corrections Board
The Community Corrections Board is statutorily authorized to oversee community correctional facilities and programs in Adams County. Contact Beth Torgersen, 720.523.2997, for more information.
Community Services Block Grant Advisory Council
The Community Services Block Grant Advisory Council represents low-income, private and public sectors in the use of Community Services Block Grant funds. The board makes recommendations to the Board of Commissioners regarding grant awards. The nine-member board consists of three low-income sector representatives, three private sector representatives and three public sector representatives. Contact Esther Ramirez, 720.523.2217, for more information.
The Adams County Cultural Council was established by resolution of the Board of County Commissioners and is responsible for preparing and submitting a plan to the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) for disbursement of funds for Adams County programs. The Adams County Cultural Council consists of nine members serving three-year terms. In addition, the Board of County Commissioners appoints one person to represent the county on the SCFD board. Contact Gabe Rodriguez, 720.523.6846, for more information.
District Plan Commission
Adams County and the City of Brighton adopted a joint District Plan in March of 2016 to realize the community’s vision for farmland preservation, local food production, and agritourism in the area south of Brighton. The District Plan calls for the creation of a joint City and County citizen commission to advise the implementation of the Plan and to act as ambassadors for the Plan. Further information about the District Plan can be found here at https://www.adcogov.org/districtplan. Contact Anneli Berube for more information
The E-911 Emergency Telephone Service Authority was entity established by intergovernmental agreement to oversee collection of revenues and expenditures associated with providing emergency telephone services. Contact Dennis Tharp, 303.443.6690, for more information.
Fair Advisory Board
The Fair Advisory Board was created by resolution of the Adams County Board of Commissioners on December 18, 2006 to serve in an advisory capacity for the purpose of planning the Adams County Fair under the supervision and direction of the Adams County Parks Department. Contact Casandra Bossingham, 303.637.8027, for more information.
Family Preservation Commission
The Family Preservation Commission is a legislatively mandated commission to prepare a plan for the provision or purchase of services for children who are subject to out-of-home placement. The commission serves as a local oversight entity and ensures adequate implementation of the Family Preservation Program. Contact Nadia Barela, 720.523.4262, for more information.
Head Start Policy Council
Each Head Start attendance center shall have a Parent Committee that shall be comprised of all parents who have children enrolled in the Head Start program at that Center. In attendance centers with two or more program options the Parent Committee shall be comprised of all parents of the center unless the parents vote to have a separate Parent Committees to represent each program option at the attendance center. Each program option at each attendance center shall elect by majority vote one (1) parent to serve as member of the Policy Council and one (1) parent to serve as Policy Council alternate. Contact Vickie Davis, 720.523.4613, for more information.
Library District Board Of Trustees
The Rangeview Library District is governed is responsible for the library district's finances and formulation of policies. Trustees serve a five-year term. The library board meets regularly once per month. Contact Dolores Sandoval, 303.288.2001, for more information.
Local Emergency Planning Committee
Title III of the Federal "Superfund amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986" (SARA Title III) calls for the establishment of a state emergency response commission and local emergency planning committee (LEPC). The LEPC administers the program related to the development of emergency response plans, systems and facility reporting, and notification regarding the listing or release of specified hazardous substances. Contact Richard Atkins, 720.523.6602, for more information.
Metropolitan Football Stadium District
The Metropolitan Football Stadium District was created for the purpose of planning, acquiring land, and constructing a professional football stadium. The District was authorized to levy and collect a sales tax on one-tenth of one percent throughout the District Jan. 1, 2001 through Jan. 1, 2012. The sales tax assists the District in financing the acquisition of land, construction of the stadium, and payments of debt service. Contact Matt Sugar, 303.244,1002, for more information.
North Central Regional All Hazards Board (NCR)
Adams County fills two seats on the North Central Regional Hazards Board (NCR) which is comprised of representatives from each of the 10 counties surrounding Denver. Individuals wishing to serve on this Board on behalf of Adams County must be from one of the following disciplines: Law Enforcement, EMS-Fire Based, EMS-Non-Fire Based, Fire, Public Health, Government Administration, Health Care, Hazardous Materials, Public Safety Communications, Public Works and working in this capacity within Adams County. NCR Board members are expected to provide representation for all of the responder agencies and organizations within the county by coordinating and communicating NCR Board information to the recognized NCR disciplines. Contact Richard Atkins, 720.523.6602, for more information.
Open Space Advisory Board
The Open Space Advisory Board supports Adams County’s Open Space Sales Tax program. A portion of the proceeds from the Open Space Sales Tax are distributed through a competitive grant process. Open Space Advisory Board members review grant applications related to open space, parks, and trail improvements and make funding recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. Contact the Adams County Parks & Open Space Department, 303.637.8039, for more information.
The Planning Commission is a statutorily authorized board, appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, that prepares and adopts a county master plan in accordance with C.R.S. § 30-28-106. The Planning Commission also reviews and makes recommendations concerning development applications within the county. Contact Erica Hannah, 720.523.6100, for more information.
Regional Emergency & Trauma Advisory Council (RETAC)
The function of the Regional Emergency Medical & Trauma Advisory Council is to develop, implement and monitor a regional emergency medical trauma case system in accordance with the Colorado Trauma Case System Act, C.R.S. § 25-3.5-7.01, et seq. Other participating counties include Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and the City & County of Denver. Contact Richard Atkins, 720.523.6602, for more information.
The Adams County Board of Retirement is responsible for the management of the Retirement Plan, interpreting the Retirement Plan’s provisions, and adopting any change to the Retirement Plan. Contact Pamela Mathisen, 720.523.6829, for more information.
Scientific And Cultural Facilities District
The SCFD Board of Directors is comprised of eleven members. Board members are chosen by county commissioners in each participating county (in Denver and Broomfield, each respective City Council selects the board member). In addition, four members are appointed by the governor. SCFD board members represent different segments of society, including business, education, government, and foundation management. The board reviews and oversees distribution of SCFD funds. Contact Gabe Rodriguez, 720.523.6846, for more information.
Stormwater Advisory Board
Adams County established the Stormwater Advisory Board in order to encourage community involvement by individuals with relevant expertise to make recommendations regarding the priority of capital improvement projects and infrastructure needs for the stormwater utility. Contact Juliana J. Archuleta, 303.523.6869, for more information.
Tri-County Health Department Board
The Tri-County Health Department Board is a statutorily authorized district health board serving Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties. The board is responsible for adopting policies for administering and enforcing district public health laws, orders and rules, as well as the orders, rules and regulations of the state. The board also accepts and administers public health funds. Contact Ronnae Brockman, Tri-County Health Department, 720.200.1535, for more information.
Unison Housing Partners
County housing authorities are authorized by statute to provide safe and affordable housing for low-income workers and their families. Contact Annie Ramirez, 303.227.2044, for more information.
Veterans Advisory Commission
The Veterans Advisory Council has been established by the Board of County Commissioners to gather veterans from within the county to address and work cooperatively with other county boards, councils, and staff with regard to policies, programs, and concerns relating to veterans’ interest and to develop new working relationships with all other agencies serving veterans within the county. contact Robert Sheetz, 720.523.2773, for more information.
Weed Advisory Board
The function of the Weed Advisory Board is to oversee noxious weed management, including the designation of noxious weeds and the development of a Weed Management Plan for adoption by the Adams County Board of Commissioners. Contact Chris Ness, 303.637.8115, for more information.
Workforce Development Board
The Workforce Development Board (WDB) is composed of community leaders dedicated to workforce development. The members of the Adams County WDB are representatives of private industry, nonprofits and public agencies. The Workforce Development Board is mandated by federal legislation to oversee public investments in employment and training programs. This responsibility is accomplished through the activities of the Adams County Workforce and Business Center. Contact Jodie Kammerzell, 720.523.2481, for more information.